Job and Volunteer Opportunities
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Lectureship in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Where: King's College London
School of Arts and Humanities
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Submission Application-Closing date:18 January 2013
Job ref: A6/AAT/1222/12/JM
E-mail Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Application: will begin January 2, 2013
Start Date :June 1,2014
Institution: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research - (AIAR)
E-mail Submission: email@example.com
The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)
welcomes applications for the position of Director beginning June 1,
2014. The mission of the Albright is to develop and disseminate
scholarly knowledge of the literature, history, and culture of the
Near East, as well as the study of the development of civilization
from prehistory to the early Islamic period.
The Director is the chief executive officer of the Institute,
responsible for the fellows' program, budget, management of the staff
and physical plant in Jerusalem, and fundraising. The Albright
Institute seeks candidates who are leaders in the fields of Near
Eastern Studies and/or related fields, including archaeology, biblical
studies, history, museology, and religious studies. The successful
candidate must be a U.S. citizen and have administrative and
grant-writing skills, and some experience in fundraising. Review of
applications will begin January 2, 2013; preliminary interviews will
be held in early spring; in-person interviews will be conducted at the
spring meeting of the Trustees in Indianapolis April 19-21, 2013.
The search committee requests a letter of application, a full CV along
with the name of three references. All communications should be sent
to the chair of the committee, Eric M. Meyers, electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by hard copy to Box 90964, Duke University, Durham,
NC 27708-0964, marked "Albright Search Committee." Applications will
be considered until the position is filled. The Albright Institute is
a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and all candidates will be
considered on the basis of their individual qualifications
irrespective of religion, gender, and race. Salary and benefits are
competitive and will be based on individual experience and
Comite national de la recherche scientifique
Section n°31 : Humankinds and environments: evolution, interactions
Section n°32 : Ancient and medieval worlds
Section n°34 : Language Sciences
Publications Committee Seeks Editor for the Bulletin of ASOR
Submission Application: All applications received by August 1, 2013 are guaranteed to receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Start Date (estimated): three-year term beginning July 1 2014, for six semi-annual issues.
The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), a
publication of the American Schools for Oriental Research (ASOR), is
an editor for a renewable three-year term beginning July 1 2014, for
six semi-annual issues.
BASOR is a peer-reviewed illustrated publication including technical
articles covering the entire Near East and eastern Mediterranean world
from the Palaeolithic period through Islamic times. The principal
subject areas of the journal include art and archaeology, history,
anthropology, bioarchaeology and archaeozoology, archaeometry,
geography, philology and epigraphy, and literature.
BASOR is published on paper and in the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program.
Assistant Professor - Late Antiquity & Rabbinic
Submission Application: Open until filled with the review of applications to being on December 15, 2012
Academic Year: 2013
Institution: Brooklyn College
E-mail Submission: You can apply on the site
Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Where: UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin December 10 and candidates will be
considered until the position is filled.
Contact information: email@example.com
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the
Viterbi Visiting Professor in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the
2013-14 academic year.
The position is open-rank, and we will consider post-doctoral fellows
as well as junior and senior professors. The duration of the
appointment will depend on rank, and includes the prospect of a
full-year postdoctoral appointment. The successful candidate will be
in residence at UCLA during the tenure of the appointment and is
expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her field
of expertise. The candidate's research could focus on any dimension of
the experience of Jews, including their interaction with other peoples
and cultures, in the Mediterranean basin.
A letter of application, along with a CV, names of three recommenders,
proposed length of stay at UCLA, and a list of prospective course
offerings, should be sent by email to:
Viterbi Professor Committee
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies
Submission Application: before December 1, 2012
Academic Year: August, 2013
Where: Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University
The Jewish Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University
invites applications for the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, a
tenured position that will begin in August, 2013. Established faculty
in all areas of Jewish Studies are invited to apply, but one of the
following fields is preferred: Judaism in the Hellenistic/Roman
Periods; Modern Israeli/Middle Eastern History; or American Jewish
History (Early Modern or Modern). Applicants should currently hold the
rank of associate professor or professor. Tenure would be granted in
another Liberal Arts field depending on the successful candidate's
expertise, for example, history or classics and ancient Mediterranean
While the particular area of research specialization is open, the
ideal candidate will have a proven record of research and publications
that forge connections across traditional disciplinary boundaries and
new fields of inquiry. We seek a distinguished scholar with a dynamic
research agenda, who will play a leadership role in our growing
program. Excellent teaching abilities and a strong interest in
teaching courses at all levels are essential.
Applications received on or before December 1, 2012 will be guaranteed
Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the
following Web site: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Please send a
letter of application describing both current and future research and
teaching/mentoring experience; a full CV, including the names and
contact information of three references, and representative
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and
the diversity of its workforce.
Marsha and Jay Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies
Academic Year: 2013
Where: The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara
The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of
California, Santa Barbara invites nominations and applications for a
new endowed chair in Jewish Studies. We seek an outstanding scholar
and dedicated teacher to be the first Marsha and Jay Glazer Professor
of Jewish Studies. This recruitment takes place in the context of a
new Jewish Studies Initiative, supported by the Marsha and Jay Glazer
Jewish Studies Program Endowment, the Irving and Pat Glazer Graduate
Fellowship Endowment, the Bluma Appel Jewish Studies Fund, and other
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Submission Application: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012
Academic Year: Fall of 2013
Where: The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the
School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the
School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Hebrew Bible and
ancient Israelite history and religion at the rank of Assistant
Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2013. Broad knowledge of the
ancient Near Eastern background of the Bible and post-biblical
interpretive traditions, and a willingness to play an active role in
Penn's Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Ancient Studies are
Prospective candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. degree by the start
of the appointment and have a firm and continuing commitment to both
research and teaching. The teaching obligations of the post will
consist of offering four courses per year at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels, including specialized courses based on texts in
the original languages and more generalized courses taught in
translation. The faculty member will also be responsible for
overseeing language courses in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
Candidates are to apply at:
Include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and
sample publications. Also include the contact information of three
individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions
on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and the
process will continue until the position is filled. The University of
Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Females/Individuals with
disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds
Submission Application: by November 1, 2012
Academic Year: August, 2013
Where: Department Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies Program
College of the Liberal Arts
The Penn State Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean
Studies and the Jewish Studies Program seek applicants for an
open-rank, tenure-track appointment in Judaism of the Hellenistic and
Roman worlds. This appointment, divided between the Department of
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and the Jewish Studies
Program, will begin in August, 2013. Applications are welcome from
candidates with active research interests in any area of this field,
including, but not limited to, history, religion, literature,
archeology, and language. Candidates must have the ability to teach
courses in a source language (Hebrew, Greek, or Latin). The department
embraces the entire Mediterranean world in antiquity within its
purview and therefore welcomes candidates who can contribute to
dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean
The successful applicant should also demonstrate an active research
agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and
undergraduate teaching in the department. Ability to teach lower-level
courses is essential. Requirements include Ph.D. completed by July,
2013, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly publication.
Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of
scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and three letters of
recommendation. Please go to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply.
Applications received by November 1, 2012 are assured of full
consideration, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is
filled. Senior scholars will be eligible and considered applicants for
the Chaiken Family Chair. Those who have applied for the Chaiken
Family Chair need not apply for this position and will be considered
for both openings. Penn State requires successful completion of
background check(s) consistent with the requirements of the job. Penn
State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the
diversity of its workplace.
Tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position with a
concentration in Judaism
Submission Application: review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will
continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool
Academic Year: The appointment is expected to begin as early as
August 18, 2013.
Where: The Department of Religious Studies at KU (The University of Kansas)
The Department of Religious Studies at KU invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the
field of Judaism. The appointment is expected to begin as early as
August 18, 2013.
The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and
disciplinary approach. However, we are especially interested in
candidates whose research incorporates developments in Europe from the
late medieval to modern periods. Candidates should demonstrate
expertise in languages relevant to the specific area of research and
competence in classical Hebrew. Teaching competence is expected in the
diversity of Jewish thought and practice.
Candidates should be conversant in approaches and methods central to
the academic study of religion, and be committed to incorporating
these perspectives into their classes. Commitment to the study of
religion as pursued in a state university, a program of continuing
research and publication, and teaching excellence are expected. Ph.D.
or ABD in the field of Judaism is expected by the start date of
appointment. University teaching experience desirable (which may
include Teaching Assistantships). For appointment at the rank of
Associate Professor with tenure all of the above are required, plus an
established record of publications, excellence in teaching, and
professional service commensurate with KU standards for appointment at
the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
Duties include full participation in the teaching, research, and
service responsibilities of the Department, and cooperation with
broader interdisciplinary initiatives relating to Jewish Studies. The
standard University teaching load is two, 3-cr. courses per semester.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the
Department through regular offering of courses on Judaism at the
undergrad. and grad. levels and an introductory course on Abrahamic
religions, and upon occasion courses in the department's rubric of
theory and method.
Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will
continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal
Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Preliminary interviews with select
candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy
of Religion (Chicago, November, 17-20, 2012) or by telephone/Skype.
For the online application go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for
position 00003223. Applications shall include a cover letter
summarizing the candidate's existing research, future research goals,
and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and a
teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be
sent separately by regular mail or pdf email attachment (signed) to
Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search, Department of Religious
Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS 66045; Phone: (785) 864-4341. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries to same contact.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in faculty members
who can contribute to four campus- wide strategic initiatives: (1)
Sustaining the planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being ,
Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and
(4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. The Religious
Studies Department encourages applicants with expertise in
transnational issues, such as immigration, migration, and diaspora, as
they relate to building communities. See
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Submission Application: review applications beginning on October 8,
Start Date (estimated): July 2013
Institution: PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
E-mail Submission: email@example.com
Description: Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a position
as Assistant Professor of Old Testament within the Department of
Biblical Studies for an initial four-year term, renewable for up to
three years. We plan to review applications beginning on October 8,
2012. A basic theological education, normally an M.Div. degree from an
accredited school of theology, and a doctorate in Old Testament, are
among the requirements for consideration. Candidates should be
Christian scholars committed to the preparation of men and women for
ministry and be able to work collegially in a Reformed context. The
appointee will participate in all degree programs of the Seminary
(M.Div., M.A., Th.M., and Ph.D.), sharing in responsibility for
required courses and electives in introductory and advanced Hebrew,
Hebrew exegesis, topical and book studies, and doctoral seminars.
Ability to teach in one or more areas involving ancient Near Eastern
backgrounds and cognate Semitic languages would be desirable. The full
range of duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological
Seminary includes service on faculty committees, participation in
faculty and departmental meetings and programs, advisement of
students, and active faculty participation in the life and work of the
Potential applicants should submit a letter of interest, together with
a current curriculum vitae, to James Kay, Dean of Academic Affairs,
Princeton Theological Seminary, P. O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Materials also may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons wishing to recommend individuals for this position are also
invited to write.
Project Manager for the Database "BiBIL"
Where: The Swiss-French Institute for Biblical Studies, Faculty of Theology
and Religious Studies of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Past Jobs for 2012
SMART CHAIR IN JEWISH STUDIES
Submission Application: by November 15, 2012
Start Date (estimated): Fall 2013
Institution: Duke University
E-mail Submission: email@example.com
Duke University invites applications or nominations of senior scholars
for appointment to the position of Smart Family Professor of Judaic
Studies to begin Fall 2013, the first of two projected senior hires in
our program. We will consider candidates from a wide range of academic
disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The University seeks candidates whose have made major contributions to
the field of Jewish Studies, who can teach broadly within and beyond
their areas of specialization. The holder of the Smart Professorship
will further enhance the robust Jewish Studies community at Duke and
the NC Triangle and play a major role in the flourishing
interdisciplinary research culture at Duke, contributing to the
University's high quality undergraduate teaching, complementing our
existing graduate program strengths, directing MA and PhD students in
his or her field of study, and augmenting Jewish Studies' presence in
the context of the Duke strategic plan (see
http://stratplan.duke.edu/a_s_exec.htm). The successful candidate
will meet the standards in published scholarship, teaching excellence,
and outstanding national and international stature appropriate for
appointment to a distinguished chair. Duties include teaching a range
of lower and upper division undergraduate courses and graduate
courses, research, advising, curriculum development, program building
and a commitment to public scholarship. Interest in program
development and administration is particularly welcome.
Applications should include a cover letter indicating the candidate's
interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three
references. The committee prefers that applications be delivered
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted by
mail should be directed to Chair of the Smart Professorship Search
Committee, c/o Shawna Kaufman, Campus Box 90029, 102 Allen Building,
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Applications received by November
15, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration, but the search will
continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are
strongly encouraged to apply. Duke University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
en histoire des religions antiques
(monde greco-romain, Egypte, Proche-Orient)
Submission Application: June 30, 2012
Academic Year: August 2013
Where:UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Managing Director for the Centre of Ancient Cultures
Submission Application: by May 25, 2012
(Royal Ontario Museum)
Academic Year: 2012- 2013
Salary: $88,976 - $104,678 per annum
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is creating an exciting new position that is responsible for the long-term development and coordination of programs, communications, projects, exhibitions and partnerships that support the mission and goals of the Centre for Ancient Cultures.
Qualified applicants should submit a written resume and cover letter by May 25, 2012 to: Linda Knox, Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6. FAX: (416) 586-5827 or email email@example.com
Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History
Submission Application: Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2012
University of Chicago
Academic Year: starting date in Fall of 2013.
The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages
and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for
a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern
History with a starting date in Fall of 2013.
University of British Columbia
Applications are invited for a 9-month position in Classics at the
level of Assistant Professor, without review, in the Department of
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in the Faculty
of Arts, University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will
be expected to teach five courses over the two terms, including Roman
Law and some combination of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek
and/or Latin courses. The ability to teach Biblical Hebrew at either
beginners' or intermediate level will be an advantage but should not
deter applicants who do not have this skill. The successful candidate
will also be expected to conduct an active program of research and to
participate fully in student advising, departmental service, events
and initiatives. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Faculty of Arts
Assistant Professor in Classics/Biblical Hebrew for 2012-13
Ideally candidates will have completed their PhD and will be able to
demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. The appointment
will run from August 1st 2012 until April 30th 2013. Informal
enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS,
Professor Susanna Braund, at the email address below. Please visit
www.cnrs.ubc.ca for information about the department.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a scholarly
writing sample, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.
Please ask your referees to write separately to the address below, to
reach the Department not later than the date specified. We cannot
accept e-mail applications, but referees' signed letters of support
can be sent forwarded as .pdf attachments. Applications and letters of
reference should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee,
Professor Susanna Braund, CNERS, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, to reach her not later than March 19th
2012. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly
committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications
from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons,
persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and
others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
We encourage all who are qualified to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants from
this group are encouraged to self-identify.
Term position in 2nd Temple & Rabbinic Judaism (Brown University)
The Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of Religious Studies
at Brown University in Providence, RI seek to fill a part-time
visiting position during the academic year 2012-2013 in the area of Jews and
Judaism in the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods.
The successful applicant will teach one course each semester and will
serve both undergraduate and graduate students. S/he will also be
invited to participate fully in the intellectual communities of both
units. Questions for further information and CVs of applicants should
be sent to Tracy_Miller@Brown.edu
Research Fellow/Academic Fellow in Qumran Studies
Submission Application: October 22nd, 2012
Academic Year: January 1st, 2013
Where: The Faculty of Theology of the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
The Faculty of Theology of the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
invites applications for the position as "Research Fellow/Academic Fellow in Qumran Studies" with 75% of the regular weekly working time (currently 29.85 hours per
week) commencing January 1st, 2013. The position is limited to two
years and may be extended by a third year after successful evaluation.
Payment will be according to pay grade 13 TV-L.
The appointee to the position will be responsible for the acquisition
of external-funding for a project chosen and administered by the
successful candidate. The topic has to be Qumran studies. The fellow
will further be expected to teach a 2-hour course each semester within
the Faculty of Theology. The language of instruction can either be
German or English.
The position is housed under the umbrella of the Centrum Orbis
Orientalis et Occidentalis, a centre jointly funded by the University
and the Gottingen Academy of Sciences. A close co-operation with the
Department of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with the Department for
Qumran-Studies at the Faculty of Theology and the research projects of
the Academy of Sciences such as the Edition of the Septuagint
(Septuagintauntemehmen) and the Qumran-Lexicon is expected.
The applicant should have a completed doctorate (Dr. theol., Dr. phil,
PhD) with particular focus on Qumran-Studies or ancient Judaism in one
of the following subjects: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament,
Judaic or Religious Studies.
Applications of candidates from abroad are explicitly welcome.
The University of Gottingen is an equal opportunities employer and
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for
women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as
they are underrepresented in this field. Persons with disabilities
will be given preference when equally qualified.
Please submit your application and supporting documents including a
detailed curriculum vitae covering your teaching experience, a list of
publications as well as a description of previous experience in the
acquisition of external funding and a project outline to
Dekanin der Theologischen Fakultat
der Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
Prof. Dr. C. Axt-Piscalar
Platz der Gottinger Sieben 2
The deadline for applications is October 22nd, 2012
We kindly ask you to send copies of your application documents, as no
returns will be made. The documents will be destroyed after a period
of five months. Application documents can only be returned to you if
you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.
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